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I recall several threads some time ago recommending a "Sears Platinum battery" for the Jeep but I cant seem to find them on the Sears site. Did Sears stop making the Platinum battery? If so can anyone recommend a battery to run the Jeep and winch? I'm also not sure what size battery? Any help is appreciated!
 

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Sears did stop making their Platinum battery IIRC. I would use an AGM battery from any of the major brands and for my 04 TJ its a group 34 IIRC.
Stay away from wet cell batteries and put the winch on the posts, not side terminals.
 

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Yep...get a Hawker Odyssey
 

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Good to know about this Odyssey thing. I've had nothing but a DieHard Platinum AGM in mine since the factory battery went bad. Very disappointing to see Sears tanking.
 

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East Penn Intimidator is a good brand, But the Odyssey is better because thet use non-recycled lead. The result is a much higher cost. Both are AGM technology
 

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There's a lot of info here on ROF about batteries. Just use "search". One often mentioned is the Interstate AGM.
 

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East Penn Intimidator is a good brand, But the Odyssey is better because they use non-recycled lead. The result is a much higher cost. Both are AGM technology
Have had the Platium Die Hard aka Odyssey in Stinger since 2007. It has been stone dead - my fault- several times but has always come back and still serves me well. I will replace any battery with the Odyssey when the time comes.
 

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I've got an odyssey but only for the past year so I don't have an opinion other that it was expensive. Time will tell.
 

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AGM battery chemistry is superior to gel or the traditional flooded cell, I have three premium (~$400 each) Group 31 Lifeline AGM house batteries in the coach and they should last me 7-10 years. I replace the last set at 7 years just because. When they first came on the market, they were primarily designed for moderate deep discharge and not the tremendous surge of a starter. Now they can serve both duties
 

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I have a DHP. When it dies, I'm going to a battery retailer (i.e. Interstate, Batteries+) and getting whatever AGM 34 they have. I've read too many horror stories of warrantying batteries purchased online. Either you pay haz-mat shipping back to the mfr, or spend hours driving to/from the nearest authorized retailer (hopefully they had a replacement on hand so you don't have to make a second trip to pick one up). A warranty is just a marketing gimmick if you can't readily use it. Especially if you're in the pro-rata portion of the warranty where it could be cheaper to just buy a new one.
 

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I have a DHP. When it dies, I'm going to a battery retailer (i.e. Interstate, Batteries+) and getting whatever AGM 34 they have. I've read too many horror stories of warrantying batteries purchased online. Either you pay haz-mat shipping back to the mfr, or spend hours driving to/from the nearest authorized retailer (hopefully they had a replacement on hand so you don't have to make a second trip to pick one up). A warranty is just a marketing gimmick if you can't readily use it. Especially if you're in the pro-rata portion of the warranty where it could be cheaper to just buy a new one.
What dipper says make sense. I have made lots of battery purchases and in the end they all go bad. In recent years for convenience buy from Costco or Walmart as these stores are all over and replacement simple. I get the best one they have and get reasonable life and performance.
 

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I run a Advanced Auto, before that Costco, before that OEM. As long as they crank my vehicle they are all good. Three batteries in 12 years, not bad. They all lasted about the same amount of time, and they all did the job.
 

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I had a 8 year old Diehard Platinum agm battery and didn't realize how bad it had gotten, sneaks up on you. Put in a new diehard gold agm, same battery pretty much, runs 100% better. a bad battery causes undervoltage to your computer and ignition, jeep runs like crapola. New battery runs like new.
 

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Put in a new diehard gold agm, same battery pretty much, runs 100% better.
I have a older DHP AGM that will be coming due here before too long. I looked at the golds as an option. As far as a warranty though it appears that the interstate brand has some good specs also. Attached are what they spec for a 2004, size 34.
 

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There's only two or three manufacturers in the U.S., Johnson Controls is one of the largest (manufacturers of the Interstate brand), there's Exide and I think East Penn.
 

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There's only two or three manufacturers in the U.S., Johnson Controls is one of the largest (manufacturers of the Interstate brand), there's Exide and I think East Penn.

Why I got the Advanced battery this time, the one I bought has a good warranty, and the store is about 3/4's of a mile away.
 
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